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is growing tonight. more than 200,000 protesters have filled cairo's tahrir square. they are angry with their new president, mohamed morsi who said last week that his decisions cannot be challenged by the courts which gives him almost absolute power. and our holly williams is above tahrir square in cairo this evening. holly, what's going on in the crowd behind you now? >> reporter: scott, we are seeing scenes reminisce september of the egyptian revolution. tahrir square was once again carpeted in people today, tens of thousands of people who poured in from every direction and they were chanting the same slogan that they chanted during the revolution. the people want the downfall of the regime. i was out on this square earlier today talking to people. some people are saying that they won't leave the streets until president morsi rescinds the decrees that have given him sweeping new powers. we've seen very low-level violence here in cairo, but in several other cities there have been violent confrontations between president morsi's supporters and his opponents. >> pelley: is there any
of cairo as the power struggle es is a rates in egypt, holly williams is there with the latest. >> you are still the prettiest girl at the ball. >> the actor larry hagman, j.r. ewing from the tv series dallas has died at the age of 81, manuel bojorquez looks back on his long career, and signs of the times, lucy kraft shows us the high tech advertisements that are becoming an inescapable site in modern day japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever.
to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike
the egyptian president, along with representatives from qatar and turkey, held talks in cairo with hamas' leader in exile. the israelis call him a terrorist, but so far, they haven't object the to the egyptians' efforts. margaret. >> brennan: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thank you. for more on the gaza conflict we're joined in washington by our senior national security analyst, juan zarate. juan, good evening. >> good evening, margaret. >> brennan: what exactly is egypt trying to accomplish? >> well, egypt is trying to broker a cease-fire here. they want the violence to stop. they also want to demonstrate that they can serve as a regional power, they can bring peace, and for the sake of president morsi and the muslem brotherhood running egypt they want to consolidate power and get the economy running. they don't want a war to be starting on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> reporter: egypt and israel are the top recipients of u.s. foreign aid. what kind of leverage does the u.s. have? >> president obama has pledged $1 billion in aid to the egyptian gove
in cairo's tahrir square. they plan to press ahead with the demonstration today, demanding that morsi relent on his seizure of near absolute authority. he said the edict was temporary and only granted him limited authority. holly williams is in cairo. do we have any indication of what the president there is going to do? is he going to back down? >> good morning. well, president mohamed morsi is clearly trying to persuade people that he doesn't want to be a dictator. he met with a group of senior egyptian judges and he told them that his new immunity of the courts would only apply to sovereign matters. the problem with that is we don't know exactly what it means and it certainly won't be enough to satisfy his opponents. in fact, one of those judges described it as a frail statement. for president morsi's critics, they are still extremely angry about the series of decrees that he issued on thursday that give him greatly expanded power. >> meanwhile, protests continue where you are in tahrir square. what are we going to see throughout day right about now when those protests really ramp u
of a undemocratic he-elected dictator, that was before that. they are planning ralliys in cairo at locations less than a mile apart. it could set the stage for mow violence. back to you. >> and the low chowds and fog never really quite cheered across the golden gate bridge and along the coastline. keeping the temperatures cooler today than what we saw yesterday. it will be cooler, still, to start off the workweek and we got rain, a lot of it. a look at the forecast, coming up these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. combined to produce record x office numbers this thanksgg weekend. "twilight, breaking dawn 2"... "skyfall"... and "linco punch that e >>> three blockbuster movies combined to pro duce record box office nu
dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which the president draws much of his support. beyond the violence you get the sense the president's opponents don't quite know what to do. some people are trying to mount a legal challenge to his new powers. given the fact that he's now made himself immune to the courts, that may be useless. terrell? >> is this likely to be resolved in negotiations or could we see this turn into a long, drawn-out affair with protests similar to what we saw during the ouster of former president hosni mubarak? >> reporter: many people here still support president morsi but three of his senior advisers have resigned and yesterday the
powers. hundreds of thousands of protesters in cairo's tahrir square screamed for morsi to leave. another mass rally is planned for friday. today the cabinet meets to discuss the crisis. holly williams is in cairo with more. good morning. we saw a big escalation in these protests yesterday. what happened in tahrir square overnight and then again this morning? >> reporter: good morning. well the crowds are dispersed now but yesterday we saw scenes that were reminiscent of the egyptian revolution of two years ago. at tahrir square which you can see behind me the birth place of that revolution was carpeted in tens of thousands of people who poured in from every direction. they even chanted the same slogan they chanted during the revolution the people want the downfall of the regime. this time the target of their anger is not the old dictatorship but the country's first elected president, mohamed morsi who they accuse of overreaching himself before i assuming sweeping new powers. >> egypt and the u.s. have a very important relationship. what side is the obama administration taking in this cri
the egyptian assembly agreed on a final constitution. a vote is expected today. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: what we're seeing here in egypt is a straight on -- 0 show down between mohamed morsi the country's first democratically elected president and his opponent. morsi is showing no signs of backing down from the expanded new powers that he gave himself last week including immunity from the court. judges from these top courts have gone on strike. meanwhile egypt's supreme constitutional court said it will rule on sunday on whether or not to dissolve the assembly that drafted egypt's new constitution. that assembly is dominated by morsi's allies. they are rushing to finish a final draft. on tahrir square in central cairo some opponents are camped out and say they won't leave until he relinquishes his new powers. president morsi supporters are planning a demonstration there on saturday. that could spark violent clashes. holly williams, cbs news, cairo. >> today the united nations is expected to vote to recognize palestine as a sovereign state. the vote to give the palestinians
.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas' radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is in cambodia now part of his asian tour that included this historic visit to myanmar. earlier today, he is the first u.s. president to visit that country also known as burma currently in the process of transitioning to democracy. he met with a nobel peace prize winner a democracy advocate. >>> 6:06. let's check traffic and weather. it looks like a good week ahead. >> i think it should be a decent week. we have a lot of clouds out there now but it's kept the temperatures mild early on today. no rain yet. but that may change at least in part for the north bay. there's still a slight chance we could see some sprinkles or light showers in that direction but not by much.
on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can al
in protest. police fired tear gas near cairo's tahrir square, the heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled hosni mubarak. now thousands of demonstrators are calling for morsi to step down. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> one person is dead six others injured after a violent rollover crash on highway 101 this morning. as cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington shows us, an suv filled with six family members slammed right into the back of a chp cruiser. >> when we come to a scene like this it's a tragedy that it's a family that has lost a loved one and just giving thanks yesterday for everything that we have. >> reporter: a san bruno family in a deadly car crash just one day after thanksgiving. it happened just before 7:00 in the northbound lanes approaching oregon expressway and embarcadero. an officer pulled on the shoulder to assist a driver changing his tire. the officer was attempting to pull in front of the disabled vehicle when he was struck from behind by a packed suv filled with the family of six. >> patrol car was completely on the right-hand shoulder. fortunately the officer
tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that i became the president" he said "and we need to go forward with the new steps, not backwards." but only
soldiers. >>> protestors are once again gathering tahrir square in cairo. people are angry about president mohammed morsi giving himself nearly absolute power. as cbs 5 reporter ines ferre tells us -- >> reporter: demonstrators ran from egyptian police who launched tear gas cannisters into the crowd. it's the second day of protests over president morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers which exempt him from judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. and inside, at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. morsi's power grab came one day after winning international praise for helping broker a cease fire between israel and hamas. >> the timing of it. the day after he gets all this international applause would suggest that he was using the cover of the international approval to do something that he knew under other circumstances would have registered stronger criticism. >> reporter: morsi said the move is temporary while his country is in political transition but some aren't so sure. >> he swore to protect the low con
on tuesday. we begin with holly williams in cairo. >> reporter: there were running street battles in central cairo today as protestors angry with president morsi clashed with the police. they fought with rocks and tear gas canisters in chaotic themes but without either side gaining very much ground. on tahrir square the home of last year's egyptian revolution peaceful protestors are staging a sit-in. they've set up camp and say they will stay until the president rescinds the decree that gave him sweeping new powers. their banner demands an egypt for all egyptians. but less than a year after its transition to democracy this country looks increasingly divided. president morsi reiterated today that his new powers are only temporary. he said he'll relinquish them next year when egyptians will elect a parliament and vote on a new constitution. many people here accept that. but his political opponents like george ishaq are suspicious of both president morsi and the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which he draws his support. >> reporter: with their positions so hardened, finding a solut
and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomatic efforts here really intensify to try to stop this conflict from escalating to a point of no return. >> claris
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to west bank and to cairo and at this hour a truce is under way. secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister announced a truce between israel and hamas. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the agreement follows a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants controlling the gaza strip. clinton says the united states will help the region make this agreement last. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at the gaza border. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu agreed to a cease- fire after president obama called and urged him to give it a chance. earlier wednesday, an explosion tore through a bus in a busy section of tel aviv. emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the injured. hamas has not claimed responsibility but praised the attack. today the white house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terroris
and israelis alike. >> reporter: hamas leader responded. after 24 hours, meeting tomorrow at 9 p.m. local cairo time, we'll begin to explore how to carry out the demands of the palestinian people, so that, god willing, the killing and aggression over gaza ends. >> if the missiles stop, it will be over, we hope. >> reporter: he remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> if they still have them, they might choose to use them. >> reporter: just this year, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to them. >> america is investing and maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: now, the u.s. has given money, albeit much less, about $200 million to the palestinians, but that money only goes to the palestinian authority in the west bank and not to gaza. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> also in the news tonight, a manhole cover shot up out of the street in san francisco. smoke and sparks then shot out of the manhole on 11th and howard streets. it also happened just as the muni lines ove
. >> police fire department tear gas on thousands of protesters that hurled rocks at protesters in cairo. at least 100 people are in violent demonstrations in several cities. thousands of activists poured into the square. the same place where the arab spring uprising last year toppled morsy's predecessor. but this time they want morsy to go. more than half the voters elected him president months ago. the president is setting himself up as a god. he decreed that any decision or laws he makes cannot be appealed stopped or over turned until a new constitution in parliament are approved next spring. he told arally that his ruling will rule out weasels that are blocking democratic reform. it doesn't worry me i have opponents i have reserved rights for my brothers in the opposition so they can hold a revolution if they must. a far cry from a few days ago when the obama administration praised the egyptian president for helping a cease fire between israel and hamas. what happens in egypt will have consequences beyond its borders. it continues to mediate israel's cease fire in hamas. what will ha
. >>> in cairo, talks began between palestinians and israel. egypt is working with the two sides. they're negotiating a new border arrangements for the gaza strip. the palestinians want a complete lifting of a block aid while israel wants and ends to arms smuggling. >>> forensic experts arrived at tel aviv today, teams from switzerland, russia and france will take three samples of yassi yassir arafat's body to determine what killed him nearly eight years ago. >> we hope that all these experts will manage to basically finds what we're looking for, the truth. >> arafat's widow and many other palestinians believe he was poisoned. earlier this year a swiss lab found what it called significant traces of pulonium210 on his tooth brush. the investigation could take months. >> it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. >> bounce houses, they're becoming increasingly popular at parties and in people's back yards. but with that, comes increasing danger. the numbers to back up the warning from the doctors. >>> a symbolic move by nfl cheerleaders. why they shaved their heads in the middle of
, austerity measures are also part of the bailout package. >>> more than 100,000 people packed cairo's tahrir square chanting against egypt's president who they say wants to become a dictator. [ chanting ] >> police are fighting back demonstrators with tear gas. so far at least one person is dead and almost 400 injured as a result of the violence. >>> forensic teams in the west bank city of ramallah have exhumed the body of yasser arafat. a big blue tarp surrounded his grave as workers drilled through layers of concrete to reach the tomb. a murder investigation began last summer after a swiss lab found high levels of a deadly radioactive substance on arafat's clothing. now investigators have taken samples from his remains to determine if he was in fact poisoned. >>> heavy rains are flooding the uk. take a look. people were forced from their homes as streets turned into rivers in wales and england. crews rescued one elderly man and at least 500 homes have been affected and 70,000 more are at risk. we're expecting some pretty heavy rains here too. >> we are. hope it doesn't get to the point of
in cairo is closed. the entrance is blocked by protesters as clashes erupt nearby. >> zebra and s hechlt tland pony ran wild through the streets of new york city. they apparently escaped from a petting zoo. >>> nypd says actress lindsay lohan has been raefed and charged with assault. >> three, two, one. >> only nbc would make a television event out of plugging something in. >> all that -- >> oh, humphries and rondo get into it. officials trying to get control here. >> don't tell me what i think. when i said i didn't have a problem, i don't have a problem. got it? >> and all that matters. >> president obama plans to play host to his old political rival, mitt romney. >> on "cbs this morning." for lesss part of president afford to picko cut spending, invite someone to lunch who can actually afford to pick up the tab. you are probably waking up, wondering if you are a power ball multimillionaire. there's good news and then there's bad news. >> that's right. good news, there were two winning tickets for that record $587 million jackpot. re those ticketse dream lives on only if you live in mis
plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could
leader of hamas told reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> we have live pictures of gaza city skyline now. all is quiet right now. one of hamas' top military commanders is urging the group's fighters to continue its attack on israel. he is in hiding but spoke on hamas-run tv and radio. he was wounded during an israeli air strike in 2003. >>> four men are under arrest in southern california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested
it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack. >>> congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the long island power company was not prepared and failed to communicate. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/investigation and a very serious one, and they will be held accountable. for past performance. and then we also have to get smart about this, and we have to make sure that we're prepared for when this happens again. >> this morning, gas rationing in new jersey ends, but remains in effect for new york city and s
by televised scenes of protesters storming the american embassy in cairo, and rage over an anti-muslim nideo running on the internet. others seemed to have nothing more in mind than looting. the first attack created an opportunity for the second attack, the one on the annex. whether it was planned that way all along is not clear. u.s. officials say the four-hour eull gave the attackers time to bring up more firepower in the form of mortars. they fired five rounds. the first two missed. d.e next three hit. t. pelley: david, thank you. is there a link between energy 3rinks and 13 deaths? china announces a new leader. ade the president makes a promise to victims of sandy when the cbs evening news continues. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement spe
on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> another incentive to broker peace, the egyptian government is also looking for financial support from the u.s. and syria. >>> rebels shot down a government chopper. the president has been struggling against a 20-month- old revolution. activists say more than 38,000 people have died. >>> back here in the bay area, we are slowly working our way through a wet weekend. roberta gonzales has a look at the radar. >> picking up scattered showers as this cold front is slicing through the bay area, quickly falling apart at the seams. we have moderate rain falling on highway 92 on the approach toward hayward. light rain right now. otherwise, we have a cell that seems to want to develop and expand across the santa clara valley. here is that corridor, very slippery when wet. you see 680 heading north and south, pretty much light to moderate rainfall as it spills in from blackhawk to san ramon into dublin. here's the cell that fell just in the past few minutes, around the palo alto area. we've had some hefty rain in the santa cruz
. peace efforts are under way in cairo. susan mcginnis is in washington watching it all this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the big worry now is a ground invasion on the part of israel and that is something that washington and other nations are working to keep from happening. a bomb shook gaza city awake monday morning. the abbas headquarters was just one of 80 sites the israeli military says it targeted in overnight attacks. palestinian officials say two adults and two children were killed in the early morning bombing. dozens more are missing, presumed buried under the rubble. this sixth day of air strikes follows an israeli offensive sunday that led to the deadliest day of attacks yet, at least 29 palestinians were killed, including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron-dome defense system has intercepted more than 240
outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and here's a look at some live pictures of gaza city now. the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama's southeast asian trip continues today after cambodia after a visit to burma. he is the first u.s. president to visit myanmar which has been make a transition to democracy after years of human rights abuses. he met with a long time advocate and spoke at a university, an event broadcast throughout the country. >> in my discussions here, our goal is to sustain the momentum for democracy. >> the president will attend an east asia summit tomorrow. >>> congress is calling for an investigation into who modified the cia's talking points about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in l
. >> reporter: hamas told reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> in israel, a security guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv was slightly injured today when he was attacked by a man wielding a knife and axe. the suspect an israeli man has been detained. the motive is unknown but there is no indication it has anything to do with the conflict in gaza. >>> four men are under arrest in southern california in an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. this is the watch of the man. he tried to take
and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the woman of who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about the controversy finally yesterday. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the inform
judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. then inside at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. this judge says we will not allow anyone to play with state institutions. morsi's power grab came one day after winning international praise for helping broker a cease fire between israel and hamas. >> the timing of it to the day after he gets all this international applause, would suggest that he was using the cover of the international approval to do something that he knew and under other circumstances would have registered stronger criticism. >> reporter: morsi said the move is temporary while his country is in political transition. but the united states said his actions raised concerns. prominent democracy advocate warned the country cannot move forward under these circumstances. >> we are not going to get into a dialogue. i mean you know, unless it is seen that the declaration. >> reporter: protestors are gathering in tahrir square the scene of last year'supup rising that ultimately deposed former president hosni m
king. cai norah o'donnell is in washington.nother secretary of state hillary clinton is in cairo for another et round of ceasefire talks. israel and there's no letup in the fighting. >> another wrench thrown in the peace efforts this morning. a bomb exploded on a tel aviv tel aviv. bus. >> allan pizzey is in tel aviv. >> the bomb went off shortly before lunchtime. side win ten people were injured. ten peop three of them seriously, although it's not ously. life-threatening. the blast took place almost right next to the israeli defense headquarters in central tel aviv and fortunately just around the corner from a hospital. 11 people were treated for shockstreet. in the street. the last serious bombing in tel aviv was over six years ago. ago that killed 11 people.ople. the police say this was not a suicide bomb but they're calling it most definitely a not a terrorist attack.definitely they believe the bomb was placed under th under the seat and think maybe on one or two men were involved and it they were hunting for them in the area. they there's no word they found
. >>> and in national newers protestors in cairo threw rocks at riot police who in response fired back with tears. >> the protestors are angry about a decree by mohammed morsi that bars judicial review of his decisions. critiques are calling the president the same word sometimes used to describe the former president mubarak. >>> china has a fighter jet landing on its first ever new aircraft carrier. the j-15 yet successfully landed on the deck of the carrier when ened services in september. it was rebrought in from a ship bought from the ukraine. the carrier will raise the overall strength of the chinese navy. >>> yacht caught fire off the coast of miami beach there. you can see it on the video. it started on the 80-foot vessel about 15-miles away from shore. there were three people on the boat, jumped into the water and rescued from the coastguard. the yacht named bliss is partially submerge this had morning. they are working on salvaging it and no injuries were reported. >>> the editor who accomplished kate middleton's photos was suspected after the pictures were released back in september. y
is taking pictures of some of zandt in cairo. -- some event in cairo. you knew it was and of effective look. -- an objective look. i do not know who is taking the pictures. they may be working for some small network because the network does not want to bring in its own cameraman. >> notice if you watch more than one newscast, notice the number of times you will see precisely the same video when it comes from overseas in large part because the networks do not have their own reporters, and they have brought it from the same source. . no. 2, what is wrong with having a local reporter covering the event? a local reporter speaks the language and knows the people. let's say the local reporter is reported from tehran and the local reporter knows if he or she makes a misstep, they are going to be arrested and thrown in jail. the american reporter may get thrown out of the country, but that is probably the worst that is going to happen. i find there is no willingness to believe objectivity in journalism is possible. i keep hearing there is no such thing as absolute objectivity, to which i say, when
reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> a palestinian rocket hit near jerusalem today landing harmlessly in an open area but it's one of the longest rocket strikes fired from gaza in the week of fighting. jerusalem is one of secretary clinton's planned stops. >>> it is 6:07. four california men are behind bars accused of plotting to join al qaeda and kill americans. suspects range in age from 21 to 34, all arrested in l.a. they each will face 15 years in prison. >> it's 6:08. let's check weather. >> the rain is coming. >> we have the holidays around the corner now. we want to clear things out. i think we'll do that. but right now we are seeing showers outside. hi-def doppler showing most of that moisture located in the north bay. we have had about a third of an inch in the santa rosa area already more than that over some of the mountaintops. but some of it sp
. egyptians took to the streets in protest. police fired tear gas near cairo's tahrir square, the heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled hosni mubarak. now thousands of demonstrators are calling for morsi to step down. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> a natural gas explosion destroyed two buildings in one of new england's largest steams of the the blast sent bricks and glass flying through downtown springfield, massachusetts, about 90 miles west of boston. the blast was so loud, it was heard for miles around. >> i jumped. i could feel the garbage cans move next to me. i could hear the windows shaking. automatically -- i knew where it came from, from this part of the city. >> firefighters were investigating a gas leak about 40 minutes before the explosion. some of the injured include firefighters and utility workers, but authorities say there were no fatalities. >>> well, a party train from southern california to las vegas is on the fast track to becoming reality. the las vegas railway express and union pacific railroad have agreed to start working on tracks for what they cal
in egypt. here in cairo, protesters are angry with president morsi, throwing stones at police. the police firing back with tear gas. yesterday in a town one person was killed when an angry crowd attacked the local office of the muslim brotherhood. that is the islamist group in which the president draws so much of his support. here in sigh roe, on the square the birthplace of the egyptian revolution last year people protested, are camped out, and say they won't leave until president morsi agrees to assume the decree that has given him these sweeping new powers. >> any sign president morsi is willing to compromise? >> reporter: well many egyptians still support president morsi, but three of his senior advisers resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%, perhaps the reason president morsi is sounding much more conciliatory, meeting today with a group of very senior judges and reiterated these measures are supposed to be temporary. he's promised he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament, but the p
against egypt's new president are intensifying. this is a live look at tahrir square, cairo. you can see the tents and people gathering there. just a short time ago state tv announced the country's highest appeals court has suspended work nationwide to protest mohamed morsi's decree. they are upset at his decree that his decision are above judicial review. >>> a san jose bus driver saves a disabled student after the bus burst into flames. a passerby snapping this photo of the bus. as you can see totally engulfed caught on fire at the sylvandale middle school. there was one child aboard strapped in an electric wheelchair. so the driver wilma acosta scooped her up and carried her out to safety. >> she did everything perfect, above and beyond, and when i asked her, what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get of the bus. >> her instincts kicked in. acosta did not want to talk on camera. nobody was injured as you can see though the bus was destroyed. they were able to get the wheelchair off and saved the wheelchair and the litt
in cairo's tahrir square as they rallied against morsi's decision last week to seize absolute power and put himself above judicial review. now, some morsi supporters canceled a competing rally in cairo, hoping to diffuse anger and tension. >>> also mourners have gathered at the burned out factory in bangladesh to remember the workers who died there. at least 110 people were killed and dozens injured in a fire after the disaster armed police were at the factory in order to maintain some order. workers rights' groups are hoping global outrage about safety conditions at factories throughout bangladesh will lead to some lasting and much-needed changes. >>> well, the federal government has shut down the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor over concerns of salmonella salmonella poisoning. fda inspectors found salmonella all over sunland's new mexico processing plant. the inspections followed reports of 41 illnesses spread across 20 states. >> the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> now, besides trader joe's, sunland s
the shootdown as a turning point in the country's ongoing and deadly civil war. >>> in egypt, cairo's tahrir square is a tinderbox as protests against president morsi continue to grow. more than 200,000 people jammed the square to demonstrate against morsi's brazen power grab. tensions are growing across egypt, and alex marquadt reports now from cairo. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution once again ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. this time it's for this man, president mohamed morsi, whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. last week he granted himself unchecked power, leading to today's bloody clashes. the crowd is chanting the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they have substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, a dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held a historic election, voted in the new president, and now -- >> he's like a pharoah. >> reporter: morsi's office says the move is just temporary, to sideline remnants of the mubarak era and put egypt on the right track
this morning during a televised ceremony in cairo. the ship was named a cop tick patriarch after a blindfolded altar boy drew his name out of a chalice. now for the weather, cool up north. rainy down south. and calm out west. in the days ahead, a mid-week storm could bring rain and perhaps some snow to the northeast. the forecast elsewhere is mostly sunny and clear. >> all of them are negative. osgood: next... i'm going to ask you questions about the ads when it's done. >> osgood: ... we poll the po,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, after crumbling the numbers our cbs news polling unit currently shows president obama looking narrowest a lead over challenger mitt romney. it could change over the next three days, of course. the promise and peril of high-tech vote prediction was first demonstratedded live on our air back in 1952. as martha teichner reminds us now in our sunday morning cover story. >> good evening, everyone. this is walter cronkite speaking to you from cbs television election headquarters, here in new york city. >> reporter: it wasn't just the first coast-to-coast broadcast of a presidential e
.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have
to those very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they told us they are nearing an agreement, that that agreement might actually take place within the next few hours. he said that the cease fire will be implemented in two parts but he didn't get any details to exactly what the cease fire will look like and as to which of hamas' demands, if any, that the israelis will agree to. >> that's very significant. i know clarissa you had a chance to question the leader of hamas yesterday. let's play that tape. >> cbs news in america, please. does hamas want peace with israel? >> reporter: god willing the american people will wake up he said and realize it's better to stand with 350 million americans than continue to support israel. >> quite an answer clarissa. i have to ask you, what was it like being a female american journalist in that room and what about his response? >> reporter: well it was certainly intimidating norah. i was the only american in the room and, as you can see, had to shout to be heard. his aides pointed at me and said you are a hunter. so i would t
'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a cooling off period israel must start opening up gaza borders and allow for free passage of trade and also people. israel is very reticassant of lifting that blockade. you may see weapons into the hands of militants but hamas is adamant that that blockade needs to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recentl
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